Stuttgart. For Sofia Kenin, it will be the first appearance at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Seeded No. 3 in Stuttgart, the American will start her campaign in the second round of the tournament. Possible opponents are the Estonia Anett Kontaveit, the 2019 runner-up, or the up-and-coming German Julia Middendorf from the Porsche Junior Team.
Sofia Kenin about…
…the possible opponents in her first match: ‟It’s a very tough draw. Every one of the best are here. It’s very packed and it’s hard, so I can’t complain about my draw. I don’t know Julia Middendorf yet. We never know what’s going to happen. I’ll just wait and then I’ll figure out my game plan.”
…her season to date ‟Just two tournaments didn’t go so well. So it’s not something I’m too much worried about. I think it’s just a matter of match play. And I’m so excited to be here, first time Stuttgart. I missed the red clay so I’m practicing well, playing well. I feel a lot better than compared to Miami and Charleston. So I feel hopefully it can be a good week here.”
…the adjustment from green clay in Charleston to red clay in Europa: ‟You obviously have to make adjustments but it’s not that hard since I have already played on clay. But I still came in advance, like a few days, three, four days and practice twice a day. I’m doing everything to prepare myself.”
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